Signe Arnfred is a sociologist and a gender scholar, associate professor at the department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark. Research on power relations of gender in Mozambique, with a special focus on northern Mozambique, where matriliny and Islam combine in interesting ways. Lived in Mozambique 1980-1984, working in the National Women’s Organization, Organização da Mulher Moçambicana, OMM. Fieldwork in northern Mozambique at intervals from 1982 to 2005. Worked at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, 2000-2006, coordinating a research programme on Sexuality, Gender and Society in Africa.